September 28, 2024 • 6-10 pm

LIFT is dedicated to developing leadership excellence in motivated and talented youth in Tamil Nadu, India.

Read about our other programs or how you can help with your time or with a donation.

Meet  the LIFT Students

Together, we make a difference. 

Through your global generosity, these impoverished, high-potential LIFT USA students are building self esteem while receiving an education, supplies, a caring housing environment, and food.  This model combats poverty, disease, and unemployment.  Through your support, students move forward to enter college and become professionals in the areas of medicine, technology, business, marketing and communications, education, and counseling.  They help their communities and families rise from poverty.  This is the pay-forward ripple effect.
Support LIFT students today.  To discuss the options, contact Michele Cohen, Executive Director, at 312.522.1075.

LIFT is not just a rite of passage, but rather a lifetime journey.

LIFT (Leading India’s Future Today) was inspired by the dream of four Indian priests who looked at their struggling community and orphaned children and asked; what more can we do to make an impact?

For over 15 years, LIFT in India has been able to grow and flourish due to this ongoing relationship with U.S. donors. Since its inception, LIFT has educated on average 70 students per year, supporting students in primary through graduate school. More than 34 students have completed their undergraduate university education with LIFT. A number of these graduates are members of LIFT 2.0, a group that gives back to the program through donations and mentorship of current students.